Leslie Ernest Dahl

23/08/1935 - 08/06/2022


Obituary For Leslie Ernest Dahl

It is with heavy hearts and much love the family of Leslie Ernest Dahl announce his passing to his eternal home on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the age of 86 years.
Dad was born August 23, 1935 in Vegreville Alberta to Richard and Lena Dahl. He started his life in Morecambe, Alberta, but the family moved often for work and time was spent in his younger years at Robb Alberta, Jasper, Grande Prairie, and then the family finally settled in the LaGlace area where dad lived out most of his life.
Dad was a man of many gifts and talents. He started his first job at the age of 16 as a grader operator. He drove Coachways bus which eventually became Greyhound bus lines, ran an outfitting operation, did trucking, and worked for Procter and Gamble. Then he went onto running his own companies, including Double D Contracting, Royal Chipping and Uffda lumber,and several more entrepreneurial ventures.
While doing all this, he ran the farm as well. (with much help from Mom) Over the years he had every animal and bird imaginable on his farm including a llama and swans.
Dad loved hunting and fishing as well as nature. He would often take the family for nature walks and on fishing trips, and made many new friends guiding hunters through the years.
He loved music, singing, woodworking, drawing, and creating whatever he could do with his hands.
Dad met the love of his life, Loretta Rose Hutt, at the age of 19 while working in Saskatchewan. They were soon married and went on to have seven children.
Dad is survived by his wife of 67 years Loretta, children; Barbara (Torrey) Taves, Joanne (Gary)Friesen, Wendy (Ken) Boyd, Marlene (Cam)Huber, Darren (Darlene) Dahl, Tim (Tara) Dahl, and Laureen Nelson, 21 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Lena Dahl, brother Vernon Dahl and his sister-in-law Verna Dahl, son-in-law Daniel Nelson, great granddaughter Cierrah Boyd,and numerous in-laws.

At Dads request there will be no funeral service but a memorial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society,

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 06/19/2022

    Dear Loretta and the multitude of Dahl children, grandchildren and great grandchildren - Condolences to you all on the loss of Poppa Les. My childhood wouldn't have been the same without him and the rest of y'all. He was a great man, monumental story teller and all around great human being. You are all in my thoughts at this time. - Judy

  • 06/15/2022

    Crazy to hear the sad news. For as long as I had known your Dad, he would always light up a room with his robust voice or his candid humour of tale that was almost true reenactment of a real life story... but all the same it had meaning behind it. Well we all know he is heaven now, his laugh will be missed. Condolence to whole family.

  • 06/13/2022

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband / father. Les was my manager for a few years at Procter and Gamble on the grader team. He was one of the kindest person I have ever met. He always behaved with honour and integrity and had an outstanding work ehtic. He always had a twinkle in his eye. Neil and Cathy Peacock

  • 06/13/2022

    Les was a great boss. I worked with him at P&G. He could sure talk!! My condolences you

  • 06/13/2022

    We would like to send our deepest condolences to Darren and Darlene and their families along with the extended Dahl family. Your dad was always good to talk to after a church service. Gary just mentioned recently as we drove past their house next to Alexander Forbes School of how he and your dad would have chats out in the parking lot area. We enjoy your parents friendship even tho it's been years since we've seen them. Your dad touched many. Praying for grace and comfort during this bereavement time. Hugs from Gary and Debbie

  • 06/13/2022

    Sad news! Sending condolences , Les will be missed.

  • 06/13/2022

    Loretta and all the Dahl families; It is with a heavy heart we let you know how sorry we are to hear about Les. He was a kind, lovable, funny and a family man. We all shared many laughs, especially at the ball diamonds. We have fond memories that we will cherish forever. Keep all your awesome memories close and we hope they help you thru the sad days ahead. Big hugs to all. Harry & Judy Vincent

  • 06/13/2022

    So sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. I know he meant so much to so many, especially you. My deepest condolences. May God hold you close at this difficult time. Pat and Bill Dyck

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